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From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 17:42:37 GMT

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 09:08:12AM -0700, Mefford, Aaron wrote:
> Soft quotas might suffice, but not really what I am after. Say Joe is a web
> developer who has bought a virtual server from me with 500 Mb of space. As
> the service provider I want a hard quota that will not allow joe to exceed
> 500 Mb, and would typically set a soft quota at 80-90% so that joe gets
> upgrade notices prior to running out of disk. Joe has a successful web
> development business and has 100 clients whom he has developed sites for and
> offers them hosting as well. Knowing these customers will only use 1-10 Meg
> of actual disk as he designs there sites, yet wanting the customer to feel
> comfortable that they are getting there moneys worth (every other provider
> is oversubscribing as well and the apparent cost of 100M is 1/10 its actual
> value) he gives each site 100M of quota. In doing this he knows that if one
> of his clients logs in and fills there quota he will still have disk left,
> and have the opportunity to upgrade to compensate after the fact. I monitor
> my actual disk usage and by another shelf of disk whenever I reach 75%
> usage. I have enough users that even if 10% of them decided to fill disk in
> a short period of time, space would still be available.



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